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Rainforest King

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Ah, this is the painting that has taken me such a long time to complete! I started it the end of November last year and just finished it up last night. Once again, yes, these greens are that bright. I had the opportunity to photograph it with my mom's new 16 mp camera and full, late morning sunshine, so this thing has loads of color and detail. Overall I'm pleased with this, but as always, there are certain things that bug me.

Many different refs used for this one! Thanks goes to the RIL on WetCanvas and its generous donators, of course, as well as Hysazu for providing me with refs of the Hoh Rainforest in Washington state. I also lightly used some Google images to make sure I got my green intensity correct.

16" X 20" acrylic on masonite. Lol, countless hours...probably close to 40 or more.

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CrimsonAlpha's avatar
wow this is stunning the vibrant greens make the forest look so... alive and lush and i lov the detail on the elk he looks so strong and healthy and his dark mane really stands out from the bright background 
ShaleseSands's avatar
Thanks a lot! That's the appearance I was hoping to get across to people. :)
CrimsonAlpha's avatar
well you definably succeeded :) (Smile)  
ShaleseSands's avatar
Yes, this is an elk. :)
TheSkyIsFullOfDreams's avatar
I love this! Those colors are just stunning and the elk looks so realistic! 
ShaleseSands's avatar
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it. :)
SharPhotography's avatar
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Thank you very much!
ShaleseSands's avatar
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feature. :D
robdolbs's avatar
you're very welcome! :hug:
namu-the-orca's avatar
Now that is some intense green right there :wow: The brown of the elk really makes him stand out a lot; fantastic! :D
ShaleseSands's avatar
Haha, yes it is! I was actually a little worried it was too green, but when my sis went to a similar type temperate rainforest, she said the green was indeed that intense. :D
namu-the-orca's avatar
Must've been awesome to see for real :D
ShaleseSands's avatar
I bet it was! Lol, both she and her friend said I would've been freaking out if I had gone. :P I hope to go to the northwest U.S. someday--that's where all these temperate rainforests are.
Plaguedog's avatar
This is just stunning! Amazing attention to detail!
ShaleseSands's avatar
Thank you so much! I appreciate it. :)
KTLasair's avatar
Whoa! There are no words to describe how amazing this is, all of our art is stunning!
ShaleseSands's avatar
Thank you so much! I greatly appreciate it. :aww:
KTLasair's avatar
you are most welcome! :D
Hurricane-Wolf's avatar
This is stunning! :O
ShaleseSands's avatar
Thank you so much!
NitZuP's avatar
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! O__O
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